Birth Date: July 5, 1934 / Age: 81
Biography: Helmond is known for her role as Jessica Tate, the matriarch from the TV sitcom Soap. She was a lead player on the series from 1977 until it was cancelled in 1981. She later starred as Mona Robinson in the sitcom Who's the Boss?.
More recently she has guest starred on Everybody Loves Raymond as Ray's mother-in-law. She also appeared in the 1985 film Brazil as Mrs. Ida Lowry, a plastic surgery and youth-obsessed mother of the principal character Sam Lowry (Jonathan Pryce).